snuffaluff wrote:you can't really compare the Lyrebird though can ya? I mean, the A.Grey is smart. It can tell you what different colors and shapes are. And talk! i don't think the Lyrebird talks.
Anways, that's a great clip and I'm gonna go spread it around.
Understanding to language terms etc. is common mystification often credited to animals. It is just repetition of memorized actions launched by some input (specific sound, word (=specific sound), specific movement etc).
Dolphins and anthropoids are only animals yet known to us that posses the ability to (or acting as they would be able to) communicate by abstract terms.